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Jr. Sr. High Announcements 10-20-14

6:00 Junior High Volleyball @ McBain – bus 4:30

Juniors – class meeting tomorrow morning @ 7:50 in the media center.

Attention -  Nicole Fox, Alexia Lynch, Jenna Theisen, Sara Schafer, Kaitlyn Millard, Paige Lorenz, Buddy Schafer, Tucker Gross, Lily Steffke, Zina Bellinger and Billy Chilman there is a haunted house committee meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30.

Attention Middle School YIG!  Reminder: Your bills are due TOMORROW.  Also, there is a mandatory meeting tomorrow at 3:30

The Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  Families of currently enrolled students are encouraged to attend.  Attendees should use the main high school entrance.

October 31st  is the end of the first marking period – student half day.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 6th, no school for students.

Beal City Schools will be celebrating National Food Day, by participating in The Apple Crunch Challenge, to establish a record of how many people bite into a Michigan apple on this day, with a locally grown Michigan apple provided by Hearty Harvest and The Aggie Café.  We are going to meet in the gym for a count down so the whole student body and staff will take a bite of an apple at the same time!

This year Beal City’s Aggie Café partnered with Hearty Harvest out of Remus Michigan to participate in the farm to School program. Students have been enjoying their fresh vegetables and fruits all year in the lunch room: peaches, apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, pears, onions, peppers and tomatoes!  This has been so exciting to be able to offer these fresh items to our students.

Some Apple fun facts:

•Apples are a member of the rose family

•It takes energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple

•The largest apple ever plucked from a tree weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces, and was picked in Caro, Michigan

•There are 900 family-operated apple farms throughout Michigan’s Lower peninsula

•Michigan is the 3rd largest apple producing state in the country

•Apples are Michigan’s largest and most valuable crop, with a value of about $100 million annually

•On average, Michigan harvests about 20 million bushels (840 million pounds) of apples per year

•Apples are a great source of fiber pectin. One apple has 5 grams of fiber

•The science of apple growing is called pomology


In their last regular season meet before Regionals on Saturday, the Beal City Varsity Cross Country teams competed at Friday’s Alma College Scottie Classic. Led by Nick Pung’s overall race victory, in a lifetime best 16:14.1, the Aggie boys won the Small School Division with 63 points. Ethan Schafer was 6th overall and 4th among small school runners in 17:08. David Reihl (18:06) was 16th in division, followed by James Kolb (18:14, 20th) and Zach Bellinger (18:23, 22nd) to complete the team scoring. Emily Steffke joined Nick with a lifetime best 19:19.1 to finish fourth overall, and in division, as the Lady Aggies posted their best team time of the year to claim runner-up hardware in the Small School Division. Hannah Steffke continued her comeback as she posted a :21 season best, 20:02.5, for 6th. Ariel Salter matched her season best 20:50.8 for 14th with Hayley Neyer, 20:53, close behind in16th. Madeline Steffke posted a season best of her own as she rounded out the scoring in 18th at 21:05.3. Both teams will be striving to be at the top of their game as they travel to Delta College on Saturday looking to punch their tickets to the State Final Meet in Regional competition. Wish them fleet feet!

The Beal City Jr. High Cross Country team wrapped up their season at the Alma College Scottie Classic on Friday. Although shorthanded, this group tied for fourth in the Highland Conference as Alex Taylor and Nathan Reihl both earned top-10 conference finishes. Wannes DeVos just missed the top-10 as he ended up number eleven on the season and Amy Schwerin was #16 girl. At Alma, as Nathan nursed an injury, Amy, Alex, and Wannes all posted season best two-mile times. Alex continued the strong development he has shown this season as he took nearly :40 off his lifetime best to finish third overall, and first in the Small School Division, in 12:07.9. Wannes dropped :41 to finish 20th (small school) in 14:20.6 while Amy slashed over a minute from her season mark to post a 14:30.9 for 19th. Great job, Jr. Aggies! Thanks for working hard all season!


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